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Course Objectives

In the past two decades, the subject of landscape went under a fertile interrogation within design culture. This laid the latent capacity of the field to embrace a wide array of issues of the urban milieu bare. Among these, the field’s promise in addressing matters of infrastructure is remarkable. This is a radical challenge into infrastructure’s earlier preconception as a closed subject matter of engineering. Such a confrontation opens the round table for discussions around the nature of contemporary urbanization which renders systems of production and those of consumption remote. Injecting into this ground, this course dwells on systems of food – patterns of production, distribution, consumption and disposal. Touching upon issues ranging from gastronomic traditions to emergent food cultures, from (bio)politics to health, it aims to picture the breadth of the issue making room for (your) in-depth scrutiny into specific spatially momentous dimensions of the theme.